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Asteroid Bennu is about to play ‘tag’ with a NASA spacecraft

Asteroid Bennu is about to play ‘tag’ with a NASA spacecraft

A NASA spacecraft will play a game of tag this week with a near-Earth asteroid. The mission will attempt the agency’s first sample collection from an asteroid that will be returned to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Bennu since late 2018. The mission — which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource…MORE

When this creature faces deadly radiation, glowing is the only option

Deadly levels of radiation won’t stop this creature from shining bright. This newly discovered strain of tardigrade can protect itself from lethal levels of ultraviolet light through glowing, according to a recent study published in The Royal Society journal. The tardigrade found to have this trait is called the Paramacrobiotus BLR strain. It was first…MORE

Arrest of former defense minister shatters trust in Mexico’s armed forces

Arrest of former defense minister shatters trust in Mexico’s armed forces

The general’s speech was forceful and unequivocal, his demeanor somber and severe. Impeccably dressed in full military uniform, Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, then Mexican Secretary of Defense, spoke before a group of thousands of Mexican soldiers under his command on a spring day in April 2016 at Military Camp Number One, near Mexico City. “Those who…MORE

Coronavirus could drive the last nail into the mink fur trade

Coronavirus could drive the last nail into the mink fur trade

As coronavirus tears through the world’s mink farms, the pandemic is accelerating the shuttering of a controversial industry. Earlier this month, the Danish government ordered the country’s mink farms to cull more than 1 million of the animals following a series of Covid-19 outbreaks, and thousands of mink have died at farms in the US…MORE

A British supermarket launched a chicken nugget into space

A British supermarket launched a chicken nugget into space

Astronauts, chimpanzees and now a chicken nugget. Scientists have launched plenty of people and things into space, but a British supermarket is the first to send up a piece of breaded protein. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Iceland Foods Ltd., commonly known as Iceland, sent a chicken nugget into the cosmos. In a video released…MORE

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